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Painting letter boxes back to life

Apeejay School, Mahavir Marg students restore several letter boxes in Jalandhar by painting them using vibrant colours on diverse themes



So many pieces of literature have focussed on the importance of letter boxes. Letters once sparked life into the humdrum existence. People awaited letters eagerly, letters of job, letters from a beloved, letters from a distant pen-friend or relatives were huge events of joy. But such is the course of life that with the rapid penetration of technology, email and telephone messages replaced letters, rather relegated to an age old relic. Lurking on the verge of extinction, and pushed to the limbo of oblivion, the dying letter boxes were revived to immortality by the Apeejay School, Mahavir Marg students.

Students painted letter boxes using different colours and portrayed diverse themes on them. The letter boxes were decorated with social themes such as water conservation, patriotism, among others. They also wrote several catchy slogans on the letter boxes.

Mr Gokul CV, IPOS, Senior Superintendent, Head Post Office, Jalandhar was impressed with the creative thoughts and mighty efforts of the student-artists. He felicitated the young artists and inspired them to follow their passion.

Principal, Girish Kumar was extremely happy with the efforts of his students. Speaking about the same he exclaimed, “Our students rekindled the old memories of letter boxes by painting them in so many colourful hues. The purpose of this activity was to remind the modern generation of students about the robust role played by post offices in our lives in yesteryears.” He also mentioned that the activity was applauded by India Post’s Punjab West Postal Region’s Official Social Media Handles.

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]

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